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The Mirror Does Not Lie!


Introduction - Who has looked into a mirror today?

  • How do I look?

  • Is everything in place?

  • Adjustments?

Do you realise that you’ve never seen your face?

  • Contradictions…

  • Never question the accuracy of the mirror

  • We NEVER question whether the mirror is telling the truth


It is a true and accurate reflection of what we look like

We TRUST the mirror because we know that the mirror DOES NOT LIE

James 1:22-25 - Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


The Word of God is our mirror


True and accurate reflection of who we are in Christ and everything that God has given us by His grace

  • Loved, forgiven, healed, wisdom, protection…

Study our reflection in a natural mirror

Study reflection in the mirror of God’s Word


If something is out of place, we can make adjustments

Just like a natural mirror, When the contradiction shows up, we will recognise them immediately


When symptoms of sickness show up - mirror says in 1 Peter 2:24 - the mirror does not lie!

  • Fear, anxiety, depression - mirror says in 2 Timothy 1:7 I do not have a spirit of fear

  • Plagues, viruses, danger, terror - mirror says (Isaiah 54:17) no weapon formed…

No matter what negative circumstances are going on in our life, we have to go to the mirror and find out what God says about us - who we really are


Question on everyone’s lips -

HOW DO I GET WHAT I HAVE on the inside to be seen on the outside?


It’s not enough to just KNOW what we look like in the mirror

We have to take ACTION based on what we see


God calls this being a DOER of the Word


James 1:22-25 - Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


We can listen to sermons and teachings all day long

We can know all about what the Bible says about healing, prosperity, love, joy and peace

We can study the Word all day long and know all the Greek and Hebrew definitions…

We can stare at ourselves in the mirror of the Word all day long


But unless we DO the Word we are hearing, God says that we will forget what kind of man we are

We are deceiving ourselves (deluding, kidding) ourselves.

- We are deceiving ourselves that we will get any kind of results from what we are hearing


So it is essential that we find out HOW to be a DOER of the Word and not a hearer only


How do we DO the Word?

How do we take action based on what we see in the mirror?


(Its super simple!)


1. 2 Corinthians 4:13 - And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written I believed and therefore I spoke - we also believe and therefore speak.

  • If we believe the Word, we will speak the Word

  • “Believe” = same root word as “faith”

  • If we have faith in God and His Word, we must SAY what God says about us

  • If we believe what we see in the mirror, we must SPEAK what we see in the mirror

  • If we believe “By His Stripes…”

  • A doer of the Word will SPEAK the Word (also known as CONFESSING the Word)


2. Matthew 17:20 - “…Assuredly I say to you, if you have faith as mustard seed, you will SAY to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

- The emphasis is usually put on the size of the faith

Notice it doesn’t say you might say, it says you WILL say

  • It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your faith is - if you will SPEAK IT, the mountain has to obey you.

  • If we believe what we see in the mirror, we must AGREE WITH what we see in the mirror.

  • If we have faith in the Word of God, we will SPEAK the Word of God.


Example of Abraham;

  • He had a promise from God (stars and sand)

  • 24 years passed and he saw no manifestation (except he created an Ishmael)

  • God put the promise in his mouth - AbraHAM

  • One year later the promise was born

  • Something that was scientifically, medically and physically impossible became possible because Abraham put Gods’ promise in his mouth and agreed with it.


- 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) - For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.


There’s a promise in the Word of God that covers EVERY situation, EVERY problem, EVERY circumstance in our life - they are YOUR great and precious promises!


We have to speak our “amen”!

We have faith in the Word of God, therefore we SPEAK the Word of God.

We trust what we see in the mirror, and so we AGREE WITH what we see in the mirror.

Why does God emphasise the “speaking” so much?


Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”


- Renovating our minds

  • Words create images - through confessing the Word of God we are changing the way we see ourselves

  • Replacing the old way we see ourselves - sick, broke, fearful, miserable, confused

  • Seeing ourselves as who we truly are - who God has made us to be

  • Healed, Blessed, the head not the tail, prosperous, full of love, joy and peace, nothing missing, nothing broken!

  • By saying what God says about us, we are renewing our mind to what we look like in the mirror (in the spirit) we are being transformed into the very image of the image we are looking at

  • Transformed = metamorphoo

  • EG Caterpillar into butterfly

  • Chrysalis - no visible signs that any transformation is taking place - all takes place on the inside then one day a brand new creature emerges and the transformation is complete - can literally be the difference of ONE DAY

*** Example of Grace (6 years) - anxiety, panic attacks, self-harm


I’ve given you a compact mirror for your flesh and a compact mirror for your spirit - Confessions for Life

- Look into the mirror every day and AGREE with what you see!


If your circumstances are talking to you loudly, you talk back to them even louder with what the mirror says!


Practical Application:

God’s Love (told all your life you’re useless, unlovable,

Jeremiah 31:3, Lamentations 3:22 - The Lord loves me with an everlasting love! The steadfast love of the Lord for me NEVER CEASES; His mercies NEVER come to an end, they are new EVERY MORNING!


Condemnation:

Romans 8:1, Hebrews 8:12 - There is therefore now no condemnation for me, for I am in Christ Jesus! The Lord is merciful to my unrighteousness, my sin and wrongdoing He remembers NO MORE.

Thoughts of suicide

Those are NOT YOUR THOUGHTS

Psalm 28:7 - The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusts in Him and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices and with my song I will praise Him!


Protection:

Psalm 91:10 - NO evil befalls me and NO plague comes near me

But look at all the people that have died…

Verse 7 - A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand…


Fear:

2 Timothy 1:7 - I DO NOT have a spirit of fear, I have power, love, and a sound mind


Depression:

Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 3:3 - The joy of the Lord is my strength. The Lord is a shield around me, He is my glory and the lifter of my head.

Anxiety, Worry about future/children/finances…

1 Peter 5:6 - I cast ALL of my care onto you Lord

Isaiah 26:3 - I have perfect peace, I keep my mind stayed on the Lord

Sickness and disease:

Psalm 107:20 - God sent His Word and healed me and delivered me from destruction

Romans 8:11 - The same spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead


Children:

Isaiah 54:13 - All of my children are taught by the Lord and great is the peace of my children. They are established in righteousness; they are far from oppression, terror, and fear.


Find a husband:

Proverbs 18:22 - The Word of God says that he who finds a wife finds a good thing and receives favour from the Lord; therefore I declare that I find my spouse and they find me and I am favoured by the Lord.

Conclusion


No matter what’s going on in your life -Go to the mirror

God’s Word has creative, transforming, changing, rearranging and healing power - the way we release that power is to SPEAK it.

God’s Word in your mouth is as powerful and effective as God’s Word in His mouth.

  • Don’t be moved by what you see, hear, or feel

  • Believe the mirror and SPEAK what you see in the mirror

  • The mirror DOES NOT LIE


DECLARATIONS

I am a powerful woman of God

I am more than a conquerer

I am an overcomer

Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world

I have been given authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all of the power of the enemy and nothing, by any means, harms me

Sickness and disease, you cannot touch my body

The blood of Jesus paid for my healing, deliverance, preservation, safety

By the stripes of Jesus I was healed therefore I am healed

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives on the inside of me and that power gives life to my mortal body by His spirit that lives in me

Body, I speak to you. You are functioning in line…

No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgement, I condemn

Covid 19, you cannot touch me - No evil befalls me and no plague comes near me

I am prosperous because God’s Word says that I spend my days in prosperity and my years in pleasures

I have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of Christ, and I deal wisely in all the affairs of my life

I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind

There is no fear in me because there is no fear in love. God’s love is perfected in me, and His perfect love casts out fear.

I cast all of my care onto you Lord, thank you that you care for me

You have perfected everything that concerns me

The Lord has perfected my health, my finances, my emotions, my relationships, my future, my ministry, my family and everything that belongs to me because God’s Word says that He has given me EVERYTHING I need for life and godliness.

I am not moved by what I see in the natural. I am not moved by what I hear, I am not moved by what I feel, I believe what the mirror of God’s Word says about me and I agree with God!

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